About July 1

July 1, 2021 is the 182nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 215 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 1: More About This Day

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

What Happened On July 1

  • 1782
    American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • 1855
    Signing of the Quinault Treaty: the Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States.
  • 1858
    Joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.
  • 1863
    Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
  • 1874
    The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.
  • 1881
    The world’s first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
  • 1885
    The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • 1890
    Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: the Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 1915
    Lieutenant Kurt Wintgens achieves the first known aerial victory with a synchronized gun-equipped fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker.
  • 1916
    World War I: First day on the Somme – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of China is founded.
  • 1947
    The Philippine Air Force is established.
  • 1957
    The International Geophysical Year begins.
  • 1958
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1960
    Independence of Somalia.
  • 1966
    The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 2003
    Over 500,000 people protested against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong.
  • 2006
    The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People’s Republic of China.

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